Federal Lawsuits Filed Over Liquor Permits
Posted: September 3, 2013 at 5 a.m.
A lawsuit brought by Bentonville resident Robert McCurry against the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division in federal court questions the constitutionality of state liquor laws.
AT A GLANCE
Laws in question in the McCurry lawsuit are:
Arkansas Code 3-4-205(b)(1)(A): “No retail liquor permit shall be issued, either as a new or replacement of an existing permit, to any person, firm or corporation if the person, firm of corporation has any interest in another retail liquor permit, regardless of the degree of interest.”
Arkansas Code 3-4-205(b)(1)(B): “A retail liquor permit shall apply only to one location, and a person, firm or corporation shall not be permitted to receive any direct or indirect financial benefit from the sale of liquor at any location other than the permitted location.”
Source: Arkansas Law
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